Article Archives

Floor Focus is a monthly magazine of analysis and education for the floor covering industry's interconnected business sectors: retailers, distributors, contract dealers, manufacturers, architects, designers and commercial end users. While Floor Daily gives you the news, Floor Focus tells you what the news means for your business.


Focus on Leadership - March 2012   Full Article
Publisher Kemp Harr interviews Bob Shaw, the founder of Engineered Floors and also founder and former CEO of Shaw Industries, covering everything from the future of broadloom to the advantages of competing with polyester carpet.

Best Practices - March 2012   Full Article
Editor Brian Hemilton profiles Foremost Interiors of Salt Lake City, which caters to medium to high end clients on home renovation projects. What makes Foremost different is its focus on working closely with clients on design and project coordination.

Tile Files - March 2012   Full Article
Editor Brian Hamilton profiles two retailers, Ruby & Quiri and Bullnose Tile, focusing on the different ways they have discovered to successfully sell ceramic tile.

People Power - March 2012   Full Article
Contributing editor Scott Humphrey focuses his latest installment on leadership development on an examination of the difference between coaches and leaders, and the difference between winning and creating winners.

Future Focus Awards - February 2012   Full Article
The first annual Future Focus Awards, created to recognize the flooring industry's talented young professionals, feature winners and honorable mentions in six categories, including the grand prize winner, Touch of Color Flooring's Scott Appel.

Trends in the Corporate Sector - Feburary 2012   Full Article
Editor Jessica Cehvalier takes a look at design trends in the corporate workspace through the eyes of principals from SkB Architects, Huntsman Architectural Group, Studio O+A and Cannon Design.

Modular Carpet Report - February 2012   Full Article
Editor Darius Helm reports on the state of the carpet tile industry, including updates on market sectors, environmental progress and innovations in design and construction, along with highlights of the year from the top ten carpet tile producers.

2012 Color Trends - February 2012   Full Article
Designer Ruth McRae, who has been creating products for the industry for 25 years, reports on color trends in the commercial market, along with textures and finishes. Shaw's Emily Morrow weighs in on residential color trends.

Vinyl: Industry Update - February 2012   Full Article
Editor Darius Helm takes a look at the vinyl flooring business, including industry statistics, installation developments and environmental progress, and offers news from many of the vinyl players in the North American market.

Distribution Panel - February 2012   Full Article
Publisher Kemp Harr discusses the flooring distribution industry with a panel of experts: Steve Johnson of Butler-Johnson Corp., Jeff Striegel of Elias Wilf, and Jonathan Train of Swiff-Train.